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Mickey Rourke: I almost committed suicide

Actor Mickey Rourke wears a T-shirt with an image depicting Russia's President Vladimir Putin, as he snaps a photograph at GUM department store in central Moscow, August 11, 2014. Creators of the new T-shirt collection, which went on sale Monday after an earlier batch sold in June was well-received, produced the T-shirts displaying images of Russia's President Putin as they were inspired by triumphs of Russian sportsmen at the Sochi 2014 Olympics, the Paralympic Winter Games and the 2014 Men's Ice Hockey World Championship, as well as Russia's annexation of Crimea, according to local media. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS FASHION BUSINESS ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR41YZM

Actor Mickey Rourke wears a T-shirt with an image depicting Russia's President Vladimir Putin, as he snaps a photograph at GUM department store in central Moscow, August 11, 2014. Creators of the new T-shirt collection, which went on sale Monday after an earlier batch sold in June was well-received, produced the T-shirts displaying images of Russia's President Putin as they were inspired by triumphs of Russian sportsmen at the Sochi 2014 Olympics, the Paralympic Winter Games and the 2014 Men's Ice Hockey World Championship, as well as Russia's annexation of Crimea, according to local media. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS FASHION BUSINESS ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR41YZM

Mickey Rourke owes his life to one of his beloved dogs.

The “Wrestler” star, 63, on Sunday night attended the LA screening of the documentary film “Eating Happiness,” where he opened up about how important his six pooches are to him.

“I was going through a really rough time,” he told reporters. “I was hurting myself and I was sitting in the closet one day. I couldn’t take it anymore and picked up a gun.”

Becoming visibly emotional, the actor continued: “I was deciding what part of my head to put it on and my dog, Beau Jack, he [cried] and I looked over and he looked up at me like this and … he said [with his eyes], ‘Who’s going to look after me?’ And it made me put the gun down. I was ready to go.”

The former professional boxer — who has spoken about struggling with drugs and alcohol — found comfort in his canine friends, admitting, “I get along better with dogs than I do with people.”

This article originally appeared in the New York Post's Page Six.

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